At the YMCA, volunteers are the heart of our mission. At the Sparta-White County Family YMCA, your time and talent go a long way. Every hour you spend as a YMCA volunteer translates into the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient; support for families so they can be successful and strong; healthier lives for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and incomes, and a safer, more viable community that is a good place to live and work.
As a YMCA volunteer, you can read to a preschool class, coach a basketball team, design a program brochure, greet people at the front desk, serve as a role model for young people, help out at a special event, or be part of a group or committee working on a neighborhood problem. No matter how you help, you will make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in your community. The basic definition of a YMCA volunteer is "anyone who willingly gives time to help the YMCA accomplish its mission without getting paid by the YMCA." In the Y movement, we have five categories of volunteers:
Please note that young people can serve in all of the above capacities as long as, like adults, they have the proper skills, training, clearances, and supervision.
To solve the problems closest to home - or better yet, prevent them - the YMCA needs more people like you. Do something good.